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#1 Justin W. King

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:39 PM

I live in NY, and purchased an 814 camera. The Problem is that the viewfinder focus does not match the focus notches marked on the lens. After doing test I discovered that the lens is correct, and the viewfinder is incorrect. There was not diopter adjustment that would make the viewfinder match the lens markings. Does anyone know of a person near NY who might be able to make such repairs. I am hoping that whoever makes the repairs might be able to make my camera max8 compatible as well. Thank you for your advice, and help.

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#2 Will Montgomery

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:35 AM

Guessing any work done on it would start at about $75, so perhaps just buy another one and sell that one?

Hate to say it but the people that work on those the most would be Pro8mm.
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#3 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hello,

I reckon buying another one would be cheaper than repair. Do not throw it away or sell it for scrap, try repairing the issue. it might be a simple correction, and if you cannot use the camera, what is there to loose?

http://canon-s8-repa...ece-replace.php

Good luck, and please post results if you do manage to fix it.

cheers, Gareth
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#4 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:09 AM

Maybe a lens part in the viewfinder got loose and now spoils the working of it?

Repairs will become costly real quick. You need to value that against buying another.

The max8 will cost a small fortune at pro8mm. You better buy one of their ready to go cameras. Costly too.

And their average consumer service reputation isn't too good.



Who uses a viewfinder to focus? :)

You might ask Bernie at Bernie in Maine

possibly his schedule isn't too swamped. Tariff and shipping shouldn't be too much.



I am not Bernie.

Good luck.

Edited by Andries Molenaar, 01 September 2012 - 02:12 AM.

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#5 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:45 AM

You might ask Bernie at Bernie in Maine

I am not Bernie.


Still not Bernie, but the address is in NY
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:19 AM

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#7 Justin W. King

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

Thank you, I will check with Dual Camera and Bernie's. After the test I can get a good image if I use a tape measure for focus, so It would make me feel more comfortable, but it wouldn't be the end of the world, I just want to record a couple reels of footage to make my purchase worthwhile. lol.
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